BREAKING NEWS: Super Bowl champion Carson Wentz is RELEASED by the Commanders after a disappointing season… leaving Sam Howell and Taylor Heinicke as Washington’s lone quarterbacks
Carson Wentz has been released by the Washington Commanders after a disappointing campaign that saw him lose the starting quarterback position.
The team announced the news Monday afternoon, with Bobby McCain also losing his off-season roster spot.
The 30-year-old Wentz won the Super Bowl as quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, but has struggled to reach the same heights with both the Colts and Commanders in the years since.
In 2022, he started the first six games of the season, going 2-4 with straight losses to the Lions, Eagles, Cowboys and Titans before being injured in a win over the Bears in week six.
He was placed on the Injured Reserve after the finger fracture against Chicago and did not return to action until Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Carson Wentz has been released by Washington Commanders after starting 7 times in 2022
Sam Howell (right) is one of two recognized quarterbacks still on the Commanders roster
Wentz then played in a 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 17, and then a Week 18 victory over the Cowboys was his last appearance for the Commanders.
The decision leaves Washington with only Sam Howell and Taylor Heinicke as recognized quarterbacks, though the latter becomes a free agent in March.
In a statement on their website, the team said of the decision: “The commanders believed Wentz could use his veteran experience to push Washington into the playoffs, but after missing more than half the season due to his injury, that hope ultimately failed. .’
McCain, meanwhile, joined the Commanders in 2021, appearing in 34 games with 32 starts. He recorded 139 tackles and four interceptions.